Opinion

May 1, 2014

All can help in the fight against cancer

You don’t have to be a physician or nurse to fight cancer. You don’t have to be a scientist. You don’t even have to be someone who has cancer to fight it.

What you can do is come out to the North Georgia Fairgrounds tonight and take part in the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life.

The Relay For Life is a fundraising event in which teams of participants take turns walking a track overnight in an effort to raise money to help fight cancer. After dark, ceremonies take place to honor those who have survived cancer and to remember those who did not win their battle.

Teams are made up of family members, church members, school classmates and others. Some know someone who is battling or has battled cancer. Others don’t have that personal connection but want to help anyway.

All the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society, the largest private funder of cancer research in the nation, and the organization says research it has funded has enhanced all phases of the battle against that disease, from prevention to detection to treatment and recovery.

Each year for many years, the Relay For Life for Whitfield County has been one of the best attended and most successful charity events in the region, and the support the event receives each year speaks well for the community.

Support the Relay For Life this weekend. You can do some good and have some fun at the same time.

The Relay For Life of Whitfield County will be tonight at the North Georgia Fairgrounds. The Survivor Dinner, provided by Western Sizzlin, will begin at 4 p.m. Cancer survivors can begin registering at 3 p.m. The opening ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. and the survivor lap will follow. Organizers say there will be food for sale, T-shirts, special events, face painting and more.

1
Text Only
Opinion
  • "We’ve had a great ride"

    For 60 years, the Green Spot has been a part of Dalton. It survived long after most other locally owned grocery stores in the area had folded to competition from big chain grocery stores and to big box super stores.

    July 29, 2014

  • Charles Oliver: Traveler from a district in Columbia?

    Jim Gray was traveling out of Orlando International Airport when a Transportation Security Administration officer tried to stop him from boarding his plane.

    July 29, 2014

  • Letter: Children are not the enemy

    We recently read somewhere that our country is at war, not with another nation but with one another.

    July 29, 2014

  • Ensuring the joy of reading

    They’re little, they’re libraries, and best of all, they’re free.

    July 28, 2014

  • Move carefully, but soon

    No one intended for it to happen. No one had any bad motives.
    But during a period of 40 years or more, quite a few people didn’t do enough planning, didn’t have enough foresight to see what all of the development in Dalton would do.

    July 27, 2014

  • Local school systems must bear costs of federal immigration failure

    No word. No warning. Little help.
    That’s what Dalton Public Schools officials received from the federal government when it dropped 30 Central American students into local classrooms last school year.

    July 26, 2014

  • Sacrifices worth honoring

    Members of the Dalton City Council were recently approached by representatives of the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart with a request to declare Dalton a Purple Heart City. Council members indicated they will approve the request.

    July 24, 2014

  • We must do better

    The numbers tell a sad tale.
    Registered voters: 36,843.
    Cards cast: 5,307.
    That means the turnout for Tuesday’s runoffs in Whitfield County was a measly 14.4 percent, according to unofficial results from the Whitfield County elections office.

    July 23, 2014

  • Letter: Control immigration

    Thousands are starting to pour into our country, and things are getting personal. Why would we end up the bad guys if we turn away children who aren’t ours? How does it make us better people to let one man steal from our children and stand by and do nothing?

    July 23, 2014

  • Helping with Book Blast betters the community

    The school test results are in, and students in Whitfield and Murray counties mostly improved from a year ago, mirroring or exceeding average scores of their peers.

    July 23, 2014